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travel to Varenna

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travel to Varenna

We will be traveling to Lake Como area from Luzern Switzerland. We see that we could take the train to Como and then the water ferry to Varenna or we could go by train from Milan to Varenna but Rick Steves says you really have to hop off the train quickly at Varenna and make sure you don't miss the stop. We can not negotiate the web site on the water ferry system from Como to Varenna to see how often it runs or how late in the day it runs. We are arriving on a Saturday. We have read that it can be a 2 hour boat ride. But we are thinking it would be a pretty boat ride and would arrive closer to our lodging at Albergo Milano than the train. Please give advice and experiences. Many thanks

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1. Re: travel to Varenna

We are also going from Lucerne to Varenna, but spending two days at Lake Lugano. An alternative idea: you can take the train to Lugano, then take a bus to Menaggio-about 12 km I think-then take the ferry over to Varenna.

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2. Re: travel to Varenna


When are you going ?

Or have you already made the trip ?

Is there time for me to comment ?

Be in touch.

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